Alstonville High School marks major milestone
THIS week marks the 60th anniversary of the inaugural staging of Education Week and organisers of this year's event have borrowed from the past to help celebrate.
The tagline for the original 1954 Education Week was "lighting the way to a better world".
NSW Department of Education and Communities have adopted that slogan for the anniversary celebration and the artwork from the 1954 poster has been adapted for use by schools in their 2014 promotions.
While Education Week is celebrating its 60th, Alstonville High School is this year celebrating its 28th anniversary.
The school has provided Alstonville and nearby communities with a public education facility for almost three decades with more than 25,000 students passing through its doors.
A spokesman for the school said the goal is to nurture a love of learning and they hope to be doing this for another 28 years.
"This goal will be achieved by focusing on high expectations for personal success, quality learning experiences and a commitment to ongoing improvement," he said.
"Student achievement will continue to be the focus for our learning programs.
"The success of our students contributes to the success of our community. It takes a village to raise a child and it takes youth to sustain our village."
The spokesman said the school continues to foster strong links with the community including service groups, churches and businesses.
The school also works with families to provide opportunities for students.
During the recent school holidays the Anglican Church launched the Barbara Whittred Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship provides $750 per year for a student completing years 11 and 12.
* This story appeared as part of an advertising feature in the print edition of The Northern Star.